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Also developed by Dan Curtis, it tells a streamlined version of the original storyline - the arrival of Governess Victoria Winters at Collinwood, vampire Barnabas Collins being released from his coffin, Dr. Hoffman's attempt to medically cure Barnabas' vampirism, and finally Victoria's time warp into the past to witness the still-human Barnabas' encounter with Angelique, and his transformation into an undead creature.

 

Dark Shadows (1991) Format Soap opera Created by Dan Curtis Starring Ben Cross
Joanna Going
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Michael T. Weiss
Lysette Anthony
Roy Thinnes
Jean Simmons
Barbara Steele
Barbara Blackburn
Jim Fyfe
Veronica Lauren
Julianna McCarthy
Ely Pouget
Eddie Jones
Stefan Gierasch
Adrian Paul
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review by . March 26, 2012
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In 1991 one of the most popular television shows in daytime history was rebooted with an all-star cast.  Ben Cross, the acclaimed actor from Chariots of Fire was brought on to play Barnabas Collins.  Jeanne Simmons who played in such films as Spartacus was to be Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.  Roy Thinnes who gained fame from the tv series The Invaders was Roger Collins.  Barbara Steele star of many B movies was Julia Hoffman.  A stream of newcomers filled out the cast as well …
review by . April 01, 2012
posted in Dark Shadows
Dan Curtis' nighttime re-vamping of his original daytime soap forgoes the plot offered in the original's first 200 episodes and dives right into the introduction of Barnabas. This time, however, he had some big bucks to play around with, so he went for the best-looking DS ever.      The story is basically the same to its analogue in the soap, minus the fillers and plus some interesting alterations to the plot and a few of the characters. For instance, there is no Professor …
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